A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy ready-to-wear clothing for resale.

Sope Nabi Group's story

These women, who live in the same neighborhood, set up this loan group so that they could request funding from IMCEC and increase their working capital; the loan group is called Sope Naby.

Their president, Fatou, buys ready-to-wear clothes and fabrics for resale. She sells on a door-to-door basis and her customers include the residents of the neighborhood and surrounding areas. She is married and contributes to the household expenses. She is 32 years old and has five children, the eldest of whom is 16 years old and the youngest five. Fatou adores her job and has ten years experience in this field. She has always dreamed of becoming a significant trader who could travel all over the world. While waiting to do this she would very much like to set up a shack to display her products.

In this group: Fatou, Fatimata, Mame Maly Sala, Tany, Ava Siby

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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